No Small Matter: Leadership for Institutional Culture in Vincentian Higher Education


The consideration of “Vincentian leadership” exists within the larger context of the loss of religious personnel from Catholic universities across the United States. For the religious mission and identity to remain strong at these institutions, Vincentian leaders must leverage a primarily lay-led, self-sustaining culture.

“No Small Matter: Leadership for Institutional Culture in Vincentian Higher Education” is an article in the Vincentian Heritage Journal, Volume 26, Issue 1, Article 8 (2005) and is available at:


Tracing the impact of Frederic down to “See – Judge – Act”

I recently had occasion to do some research on Frederic’s social thought.

I knew he had anticipated both Karl Marx’ Manifesto and Leo” XIII’s Great Social encyclical “Rerum Novarum”

I was surprised to learn the the “See – Judge – Act” methodology of Cardinal Cardijn can be traced back in some degree to Ozanam.

The lineage runs something like this….

“Although it was Cardijn who formulated the famous expression “see, judge, act” it was Léon Ollé-Laprune who was mainly responsible for developing the philosophical theory that lay behind the method.”

But Ollé-Laprune was himself of disciple of Ozanam.

Are there any English-speaking researchers who are working with this development?

Also it is claimed that Leo XIII was greatly influenced by a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Anyone working on this.